Tuesday, May 1, 2012
THE RETURN OF THE SHIRT DRESS
Body Heat? She wore the white one that became iconic. Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver wore a memorable version as well (Also white). The shirtwaist is actually a more relaxed version of the hourglass, a tailored look concentrating as much on the bodice detailing as the skirt. Typically shirtwaists have long shirt-like or billowing sleeves and full gathered skirt. The above version is spot on with the Mad Men trends, with 3/4 length sleeves and accented waistline. Shirtwaists look hot in lightweight fabrics like organza, chiffon and crepe, as well as medium weights like linen. The above version is by Michi Callica and could go be adapted to any style wedding from a garden reception to an elegant gala wedding at the Plaza.